Bantry Bay, county cork, a fortified maritime landscape

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Coastal fortification is an important component of the maritime cultural landscape, charged with the protection of settlements and the repulsion of hostile parties. Bantry Bay in southwestern Ireland features a range of martial monuments, ranging from medieval castle sites to 19th-century gun emplacements, within an outstanding maritime landscape. The monuments display great continuity in siting, often at vantage points overlooking sheltered anchorages and bays, reflecting the importance of maritime communication in the region. Their evolution and proliferation show the contemporary military trends as well as the wider political and economic concerns of a society in conflict.
LanguageEnglish
Pages51-62
JournalHistorical Archaeology
Volume41
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Bantry Bay, county cork, a fortified maritime landscape. / Forsythe, Wes.

In: Historical Archaeology, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2007, p. 51-62.

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